Mike Jones, from Third Rail Coffee, in an impeccable presentation at the NERBC 2011 finals.
For those who don’t know him, Dan Streetman - a.k.a. “The Streetfighter” – is a longtime judge for USBC championships, former Dallis Bros. Coffee sales rep for Texas, current Irving Farms Coffee employee and a great guy. Dan Mueller gets the latest from him and his thoughts on the NERBC 2011 competition so far.
Dallis Bros Coffee’s own Philip Search took the full 15:00 and it was worth every second. Working his magic and throwing down the gauntlet to grinder manufacturers everywhere. Philip’s own construction, a Frankenstein grinder that he cobbled together from the flotsam and jetsam of our service shop’s cadavers. Great job Philip!
That’s right – Philip Search of Dallis Bros Coffee is a man on a mission. As you can see, he is not messing around.
Sam Penix from Everyman Espresso in NYC is the first of 6 finalists on the floor. Go Sam!
UPDATE: It was found later there was a fault with the espresso machine during Sam’s presentation, and he’ll get another chance to present again later in the day.
Catch all the NERBC and Brewers Cup action LIVE! Don’t miss a thing. Our 1st place winners will be flying to Houston in just a few weeks to represent!
Dan Mueller and Dr. Jones on a quick interview with Sam Penix from Everyman Espresso right before his presentation. Sam is the first finalist to present at the NERBC 2011! Go Sam!
Philip Search of Dallis Bros. Coffee on the floor at the NERBC 2011! Go Philip!
Congratulations to the NERBC 2011 finalists! This year’s finalists are (in the order of their appearance tomorrow):
1 – Sam Penix, Everyman Espresso
2 – Philip Search, Dallis Bros Coffee
3 – Mike Jones, Third Rail Coffee
4 – Wiggles Peters, Irving Farm
5 – Brandon Duff, RBC NYC
6 – Park Brannen, Cafe Grumpy
Finals will begin tomorrow at 10:30 a.m.
Congratulations to all of the baristas who have competed this year are most certainly in order. Their collective efforts have been truly inspirational and a testimony to just how remarkable the coffee culture in NYC has become. Thank you to you all!